RUNNER INFO

YOUR KAROO JOURNEY

EVENT DAY

Welcome to the Karoo, grab a beer or something to drink and collect your goody bag. During registration, you will receive your trail run package with your number, a runner’s guide and some other goodies. Runners must please remember to present some sort of photo identification document (driver’s license, passport or ID book) as proof of identity. If a runner has not registered, they will not be allowed to start.

You’re welcome to arrive from 13:00 on Friday 18 September onwards. No accommodation is available at the venue the day prior to the event.

Registration will take place at Fairview Guest Farm: 13:00-17:30
Date:  Friday 18 September 2020
Fairview GPS coordinates: S 31 32’31.2” E024 32’47.0”

Trail Run opening ceremony and briefing will take place on the start line at: 18:15

Start your Karoo experience: 18:30

ACCOMMODATION

Experience starry Karoo nights underneath a spectacular clear Milky Way with complimentary tented accommodation which is included in your entry. We also have alternative accommodation options available such as comfy canvas tents and guest farm accommodation.

Complimentary tented accommodation: Each runner receives a 3-man tent erected in advance along with a mattress in each. Additional tents and mattresses can be booked online. There are permanent shower and toilet facilities at the venue. *Please note: bring your own pillow and sleeping bag. No accommodation is available the day prior to the event.

Two beds with beautiful and quality white linen, towels, chairs, bedside tables, lights, cellphone charging point and more.

2 Nights accommodation
R1800 (Accommodation for 2)
TEEPEE tent options must be booked online along with your entry.
*This will replace your standard tented accommodation.

We have canvas tents as and upgraded accommodation option to the standard tents.

The comfy canvas tents include the following:
2 Nights accommodation
2 Luxury stretcher beds
Karoo chairs
1 Lantern
R1400 (Accommodation for 2)
Canvas tent options must be booked online along with your entry.
*Please note bring own pillow and sleeping bag.
*Please note this will replace your standard tented accommodation.

The guest farm options includes 2 nights accommodation at Fairview Guest Farm (Tour venue) :
Option 1: R2000 (Room for 2 including toilet & shower)
Option 2: R2600 (Shared room for 4 including toilet & shower in room)
Accommodation must be booked online along with your entry.
*No extra bedding required.
*Please note this will replace your standard tented accommodation.

Alternative accommodation options close to Fairview Tour venue. Please note: prices below are approximate figures.

Vlakplaas – R200 pppn approximately 6km from Fairview. Contact Jade Kruger at 0729054640
Modderfontein – 
Approximately 12km from Fairview. Contact Andoret Wolfaard at 0784660398
Asemskem Guest Farm
R325pppn approximately 20km from Fairview.http://asemskepguestfarm.co.za/
Whispering Hope Guest Farm at Cypherwater –
R280pppn approximately 25km from Fairview. http://whisperinghopeguestfarm.co.za
Sneeuberg Nature Reserve – Approximately 35km from Fairview https://www.sneeuberg.com/
Davidsfontein – approximately 30km from Fairview. Contact Mariette Beukus at 0824660855
Middelburg, Eastern Cape also have multiple accommodation options available of which our preferred one is Celtis Country Guest Lodge https://www.celtiscountrylodge.co.za and they are situated 47km form Fairview Farm.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Hospitality at Run The Karoo truly show in the food. Expect Karoo lamb tjops, freshly baked farm bread, condensedmilk coffee at breakfast to potatoes and koeksisters at the water points. Not to mention craft beer on tap for the weekend!

*Friday lunch is available to purchase throughout the afternoon.
Friday: Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch
*Saturday dinner meal tickets can be booked additionally online along with your entry
Cash bar available on premises that has a selection of cold drinks, alcohol and snacks.

*Special dietary requirements: Our food is sourced and made by the local community and thus it’s difficult to cater for individual requirements but send us an email to info@urbangoat.co.za and we can look into how we can assist.

Run the Karoo do not just offer your regular waterpoints!
Water points at Run the Karoo is a place where you won’t want to leave as there are crispy, sweet koeksisters, boerewors, potatoes, mini roosterkoekies and ‘n lekker vibe!

Supporter Weekend Passes can be pre booked online @R750pp or R400 p/kiddies weekend pass which includes the following:
*Friday lunch can be purchased throughout the afternoon
Friday: Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch
*Saturday dinner meal tickets can be booked additionally online
Cash bar available on premises that has a selection of cold drinks, alcohol and snacks.

Condensedmilk coffee and tea available at breakfast. Water, Craft Beer, Craft Gin, Wine and soft drinks will be on sale from the bar at the Main Building as well as at our new “Karoo Craft Chill Zone”.

Water is supplied for the water points and consumption during each stage. All tap water in our tour village is perfectly safe for drinking, and it is recommended that riders utilise our supply of drinking water.

SUPPORT AND SERVICES

We have backup support each day should you not be able to run any further and medical staff on the route as well as at the finish to assist incase you sustain an injury.

You’ll need a head lamp for the Night Run. It is advisable that you carry water, cellphone, whistle and emergency food with you. It is highly advisable that the 24km runners carry a camelback with on the run. There’s Neutral Support at designated points on the route should you not be able to run any further. Medics at the venue to assist incase you sustain an injury.

Medical service at each stage. Trained medical personnel will also be en route to handle any emergencies that may occur. More serious cases will be transferred to any of the local hospitals, where a more comprehensive service is available. Please remember to carry the details of your medical insurance with, in case of hospitalisation.
*Please ensure that you bring your personal medication as prescribed by your physician.

Prize giving

At Run the Karoo you can be sure to expect an interesting prize giving. And yes, we are serious (sometimes). The following categories can expect prizes like Hope Gin, Deetlefs Wine, Audi hampers and a weekend getaway for two from Celtis Country Lodge ;-). For the more serious runners we will also have very unique Karoo trophies and some great prizes.

  • Love birds
  • Most unique Instagram pic (Share the Karoo beauty with your friends)
  • Gin Made Me Do It
  • Berg Skilpad (Last runner in)
  • Keg Gobbler (Beer drinker of the day)
  • Jackal of the night (1st runner in on the Night Run)
  • Overall – Trophy to GC runner on last day